Large skipper: 30 Days Wild 2017 No. 15

#30DaysWild No. 15. Here’s today’s pic – a skipper resting on a heath spotted orchid on Popehouse Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest. We’re not entirely sure which species this is, but perhaps a large skipper rather than a small skipper – because of the chequered pattern on the wings.

The black mark would make it a male, and it’s position-hanging out on an obvious flower might suggest it’s waiting for a female to flutter by… Butterfly conservation says large skippers like cock’s-foot and purple moor grass – so that would fit too.